closed head injury

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closed head in·ju·ry

a head injury in which continuity of the scalp and mucous membranes is maintained.
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closed head injury

A head injury in which the scalp and mucous membranes remain unbroken.
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closed head in·jur·y

(CHI) (klōzd hed in'jŭr-ē)
A head injury in which continuity of the scalp and mucous membranes is maintained.
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